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  • Rep. Cuellar Speaks on House Floor in Support of Bipartisan Bills to Curb Gun Violence
    Posted in Press Release on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Cuellar spoke on the House Floor in support of two bipartisan bills to curb gun violence: H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, and H.R. 4477, also known as the Fix NICS Act of 2017. H.R. 38 allows law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed weapon across state lines only if they are not federally prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm, are carrying a valid government-issued photo ID, are lawfully licensed or otherwise entitled to carry a concealed handgun, an... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Winners of 2017 Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Release on December 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today announced the winner of this year’s Congressional App Challenge from La Joya Independent School District, Thelma R. Salinas STEM Early College High School students, Josue Herrera, Nyo Cruz, Elmo Garza, and Marco Perez for designing the Travel Guide app, which helps travelers get around in an unfamiliar area. The app designed by the students focuses on four categories: emergency, food, shops and entertainment. “I congratulate these four talented high school... Read more

  • Cuellar’s Bipartisan Bill to Fix Gun Background Check System Passed by Committee
    Posted in Press Release on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 4477, also known as the Fix NICS Act of 2017, a bipartisan piece of legislation introduced by Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) that would require federal and state authorities to comply with existing law and accurately report relevant criminal history records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Specifically, this bill will: • Require federal and state agencies to produce NICS imp... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces $1.5 Million DOJ COPS Grant to Laredo Police Department
    Posted in Press Release on November 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) joined Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz, City Manager Horacio De Leon, and Laredo Police Chief Claudio Treviño, Jr., to present a check for $1,500,000 to the City of Laredo Police Department from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) - COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The funds will be used to hire 12 new police officers at the Laredo Police Department and are part of the $98,495,397 in nation-wide grant fund... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Announces Over $3.1 Million for San Antonio Police Department to Hire 25 New officers
    Posted in Press Release on November 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) announced that the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program has awarded a grant to the City of San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) in the amount of $3,125,000. This grant will support the hiring of 25 new police officers. These funds are part of the $98,495,397 in grant funding announced today by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). “The COPS Hiring Program pr... Read more

  • Reps. Cuellar and Culberson Introduce Gun Background Check Bill
    Posted in Press Release on November 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, Thursday, November 17, Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), John Culberson (R-TX), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Ryan Costello (R-PA), and Pete Aguilar (D-CA) introduced H.R. 4434, a companion bill to the FIX NICS Act of 2017 that was introduced in the Senate earlier this week by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chris Murphy (D-CT). The investigation into the recent shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, revealed enormous gaps in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). This bipar... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar’s Bill to Rename Tilden Post Office Passes House
    Posted in Press Release on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today announced the successful passage of H.R. 1207, a bill he authored to rename the post office located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas, as the “Tilden Veterans Post Office.” The bill passed the House and is now awaiting approval from the U.S. Senate. Speaking today on the House floor, Congressman Cuellar stressed the importance of naming this post office in honor of all veterans. “Across my district, there are many examples of fine men and women who have... Read more

  • Representative Henry Cuellar Issues Statement on Concerns about Rio Grande Dams
    Posted in Press Release on October 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Representative Henry Cuellar issued the following statement after reviewing a report from the State Department’s 2018 Congressional Budget Justification stating that five of six Rio Grande Dams have “urgent” safety concerns: “I am working to address the challenges facing the ongoing maintenance and repairs of our international dams on the Rio Grande. I have spoken to IBWC representatives about the best response from the federal government. The agency has assured me that the dams are safe during ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: One Week Left to Participate in 2017 Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Release on October 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) is reminding high school students in his district that they still have one week to submit their applications for this year’s Congressional App Challenge: “The Congressional App Challenge is a fun and innovative way to encourage our students to learn how to code and become interested in STEM careers,” Congressman Cuellar said. “Parents and educators can further encourage high school students to participate and think outside the box and develop apps that change th... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Offers District-Wide Videoconference to Explain Library of Congress Resources
    Posted in Press Release on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) hosted a videoconference from Washington with the Library of Congress to show educators, parents, students and the public in the 28th Congressional District of Texas the free resources available through the Library of Congress. The live videoconference from Washington was held simultaneously in San Antonio, Pleasanton, Laredo and Mission. Participants learned how to access the Library of Congress’ Digital Collections, as well as digital books available fo... Read more